A Stress tracker is an excellent spread for everyone to include in their bullet journal.
With the news tonight in the UK that the whole of the UK is going back into a national lockdown similar to the one last March, stress for people potentially could be at an all time high.
Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain caused by adverse circumstances.
Stress can have different symptoms and we will outline some key ones here (NHS UK)
- headaches or dizziness
- muscle tension or pain
- stomach problems
- chest pain or a faster heartbeat
- sexual problems
- difficulty concentrating
- struggling to make decisions
- feeling overwhelmed
- constantly worrying
- being forgetful
Changes in Behaviour:
- being irritable and snappy
- sleeping too much or too little
- eating too much or too little
- avoiding certain places or people
- drinking or smoking more
Keeping a track on your stress is therefore something that’s very important to do. A stress tracker in your bullet journal is something both Sandra and I keep in every monthly spread we make.
We both use our SanDanDesigns 7 point Stress tracker sticker to measure how stressed we are each day.
The amount of times we measure our stress each day varies. One of us likes to measure it twice daily AM and PM, the other likes to measure it four times, Morning, afternoon, evening and bedtime.
Do you keep a stress tracker? or if you don’t do you think you’d benefit from one? let us know in the comments
*If you want more advice about stress visit a medical resource such as NHS UK*